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[Xmca-l] Re: Fwd: Things Fall Apart listed as "trigger warning"



public schools ( K-12 ) have never had a history of academic freedom, which higher education benefits from.

phillip

Phillip White, PhD
Urban Community Teacher Education Program
Site Coordinator
Montview Elementary, Aurora, CO
phillip.white@ucdenver.edu
or
pawhite@aps.k12.co.us
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From: xmca-l-bounces@mailman.ucsd.edu [xmca-l-bounces@mailman.ucsd.edu] On Behalf Of Peter Smagorinsky [smago@uga.edu]
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Subject: [Xmca-l] Re: Fwd: Things Fall Apart listed as "trigger warning"

Interesting, such rules have been in place in public schools forever, so I'm not as shocked as those who haven't been schoolteachers might be (14 years as a high school English teacher). I also teach in a Red State (conservative, for non-Americans) where I have to be sensitive about certain things, especially offending Christians by making implicit or explicit critiques of their beliefs--something I do conscientiously, given my respect for their belief systems. It can get tricky when religion becomes discriminatory, but I've managed to stay out of trouble, mostly.

Peter Smagorinsky
Distinguished Research Professor of English Education
Department of Language and Literacy Education
The University of Georgia
315 Aderhold Hall
Athens, GA 30602

Advisor, Journal of Language and Literacy Education
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From: xmca-l-bounces@mailman.ucsd.edu [mailto:xmca-l-bounces@mailman.ucsd.edu] On Behalf Of mike cole
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Subject: Things Fall Apart listed as "trigger warning"

I hope the story below does not upset you, so if you are concerned, I hereby excuse you from reading it. On the other hand, if you teach at an institution of higher learning, you might brave the text.

take care
mike


http://www.latimes.com/opinion/editorials/la-ed-trigger-warnings-20140331,0,6700908.story#ixzz2xkhRnkSo

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